The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.

The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.

Upcoming Events

IGS UK/ICE NWGG: North Berwick Golf Club – Resilience to Coastal Erosion Through Use of Geotextiles @ Online
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Lecture: North Berwick Golf Club – Resilience to Coastal Erosion Through Use of Geotextiles
Speaker: Neil Gordon.

JOINT MEETING with ICE Northwest Geotechnical Group
Tuesday 4th April 2023

Lecture Start: 17:30


Registration link: TBC


Coastal erosion of a sand dune threatened the integrity of the 11th green of the West Links Golf Course at North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. EnviroCentre supported The North Berwick Golf Club by initially undertaking an options identification and appraisal in order to determine an appropriate solution for improving the dune’s resilience to coastal erosion before leading the planning and tendering processes and supervising the successful contractor on site. The preferred option was to reinstate the dune using NAUE’s Secutex Soft Rock sand-filled geotextile containers.


Neil Gordon is an Associate Director and chartered civil engineer at EnviroCentre with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consultancy. He was the project manager for the North Berwick Golf Club coastal erosion project and has continues to provide ongoing support to the Club post-construction. His experience includes Civil & Environmental Engineering (Coastal erosion protection, riverbank erosion protection, integrated green infrastructure, culvert daylighting, river restoration), Environmental Clerk of Works, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), flood risk assessments, drainage impact assessments, hydrology, water resources and hydropower schemes.

International Geosynthetics Society

IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

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Members receive access to upcoming geosynthetic related events in the UK, membership details, peer reviewed technical journals, news on ongoing research related to geosynthetics, and more.